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SunWest Builders wins bid

The 509-J Jefferson County School District has recently awarded a construction contract to SunWest Builders to address boiler system problems at Madras Primary
   As part of the project, the contractor will take out the boiler system and put in a heating and air conditioning system.
   Sun West Builders, located in Bend and Redmond, was the lowest bidder at $619,000, but 509-J negotiated to the amount of $498,000. Through value engineering negotiations with SunWest Builders, the district has value engineered $121,000 from the original bid amount of $619,000.
   When all bonds and insurance are determined to be acceptable, a preconstruction meeting will be held to begin the project.
   The district had originally estimated the Madras Primary HVAC construction project at $350,000.